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It's time for a completely different kind of fashion industry gathering. The Business of Fashion presents , an annual invitation-only event bringing together the movers, shakers and trailblazers of the fashion industry and uniting them with the big thinkers, entrepreneurs and inspiring people who are shaping the wider world.

The Experience

is more than a conference, it’s an experience. Over three days, we will escape London to our off-piste residential campus at the exclusive Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire to explore new frontiers and challenge conventional wisdom about the fashion and luxury business.

Through a programme of provocative talks, interactive discussions and unforgettable activities, sparks new ideas and solves real-world challenges by connecting fashion leaders and entrepreneurs with visionaries from fields as diverse as science, technology, health and wellness, food, film, politics, the arts, philosophy and philanthropy.

The Agenda

This will be no lazy getaway. Expect an itinerary brimming with activities designed to open your mind, lift your spirits and take you out of your comfort zone.

day 1 bon-fire drinks

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER

Settle in and get to know fellow participants from around the world in the beautiful grounds of Soho Farmhouse. Intimate welcome dinners will provide an opportunity to meet members of the community.

day 2 VOICES stage

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Rise early and partake in our morning activities across campus. Then, immerse yourself in a full day of rousing talks, eye-opening discussions and group pursuits, followed by the salons.

day 3 gala dinner

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER

Join other captains of industry and enlightened young agitators for a full day of activities and content sessions, followed by a gala dinner and celebration in honour of the Global Award recipient.

* will culminate with a gala dinner on Friday December 1st, which will go late into the evening. Guests will check out on Saturday December 2nd.

Testimonials

I went over expecting a fashion conference weekend and instead was privileged to wind up in what was one of the most informative, inspiring think tanks I have been to in my life.
An amazing weekend for the community... it actually felt like going back to the
 Greek Agora, a gathering place for thoughts and ideas.
You successfully broke the mould of the traditional luxury conferences that have now become routine and uninspiring, delivering instead an experience that was both stimulating and thought provoking.
The event was life changing for me, it made me fall in love with the fashion industry again and realise that there are many different ways to succeed.
It’s been very honest, very true... it’s opened my mind.
The insights were deep, they were meaningful, they were relevant. 
They were a wake up call for all of us.
Quite possibly the best 48 hours my brain has ever had.
I came to be informed and to my amazement I left transformed.

The Campus

Nestled in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, the Soho Farmhouse is a rural retreat where the community can escape, unwind and get inspired. For the more active among us, facilities include boating, horse riding, tennis, swimming, a gym, a football pitch and an ice rink. For the more decadent, there is a spa, a salon, a pub, a deli and an extensive wine cellar. Located in the Cotswolds region of England, the Soho Farmhouse features luxury cabins and bedroom cottage accommodation. London Heathrow airport is a scenic 90-minute drive away.

The Community

The richness of the experience will be enhanced by the quality, energy and diversity of the people you meet who will bring their ideas to the gathering, while enriching our many conversations. Our way to ensure the quality of the experience is to handpick the most exciting and imaginative group of people and bring them together. The speakers for 2017 will be announced later this year. Those who took part in our inaugural 2016 edition set the precedent:

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Taking Part

is an invitation-only event but we would love to hear from you if you would like to participate. All content sessions will be livestreamed, enabling the global online audience to take part in discussions with the fashion industry’s leading figures. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified once the livestreaming begins. To request more information, click here.

is brought to you by working closely with our partners, who will enhance and personalise our experience. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact us.

2016 Partners

Principal partner
QIC Global Real Estate
Production Partner
BUREAU BETAK
Live Streaming Partner
Topshop
Exclusive Knowledge Partner
McKinsey&Company
Digital Partner
Google
Video Partner
indigital
Image Partner
GettyImages